Tag: audio drama

My Current Podcast Subscriptions (Updated 5/31/2018)

After years and years of listening to podcasts, I've finally hit 100 subscriptions on the Pocket Casts app. According to the app, at the time I am writing this (October 25th, 2017), I have listened to 51 days, 17 hours worth of audio since August 2016 when I originally got the app. According to the ...

Audio Drama “Palimpsest” Carries On the Tradition of Emotional Ghost Stories

Horror is a strange genre in podcasting right now. It's pervasive in the audio drama medium, but it's seldom I find an audio drama that feels more Shirley Jackson, less Stephen King. While horror cinema is seeing a bit of a renaissance with creeping, slow-paced, psychological horror in the likes of The Witch and Get Out, I've ...

“Violet Beach” an Audio Drama Take on Small-Town Sci-Fi

Oftentimes, if I want to play a video game, I'm going to look for something by a AAA studio with glossy graphics, a massive map, and a sweeping story in which I have to save the world from some threat. Sometimes, though, what I want in a video game is something more intimate. Sometimes I ...

Whisperforge Teases New Podcasts with Ian McQuown, Tau Zaman, Julia Schifini, Kristen DiMercurio

As teased in today's ars PARADOXICA, Whisperforge--the "collective dedicated to immersive stories & underrepresented voices"--will be releasing several new projects in the coming year, as well as a second season for The Far Meridian. While ars is currently in its final three episodes, it seems Whisperforge fans will have plenty to look forward to even after its ...

You Should Be Listening To: “Fall of the House of Sunshine”

You Should Be Listening To is a series where I talk up one of my favorite podcasts and explain why you should be listening, too. Each post gives an explanation of the show using the same five questions, including how best to listen and comparisons to other pieces of media. You can find all of ...

“Six Cold Feet” A Testament to Contemplative Storytelling in Audio Drama

While I love the high-concept ideas that audio dramas often bring to listeners, I sometimes find myself wanting a smaller-scale story to relax into. In the midst of stories set in space, a post-apocalyptic future, a magical realm, or a shockingly well-conceived world of teeth and puppets, a smaller-scope story is something I've been pining ...

8 Podcasts for DMs, GMs, Keepers, etc. (That Aren’t D&D Podcasts)

The world of tabletop gaming is in the middle of a renaissance. These games that were once scoffed at have now become a part of the pop culture zeitgeist again, largely due to the popularity of actual play podcasts. As a DM/GM/Keeper in the midst of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, a Monster of the Week ...

You Should Be Listening To: “The Bright Sessions”

You Should Be Listening To is a series where I talk up one of my favorite podcasts and explain why you should be listening, too. Each post gives an explanation of the show using the same five questions, including how best to listen and comparisons to other pieces of media. You can find all of ...

First Impressions: “Untypical” Exciting, High-Concept, and Action-Packed

Untypical is a new fantasy/action/comedy audio drama by East Corp, known for its other major audio drama, Fallout Equestria. Untypical is set to debut Friday, February 16th, and focuses on a group of people with what might call mutations or superpowers. What initially stands out in Untypical's pilot episode is its lush worldbuilding and frenetic energy. Untypical feels akin ...

“2298” a Kinetic, Suspenseful Take on the Single-Voice Audio Drama

2298 is a dystopian science fiction audio drama by Fatecrafters Studios set in the eponymous year 2298, in which a Big Brother-esque organization called The Network oversees all citizens: Years after an invasion nearly destroys Earth, a new society has coalesced around the only thing left: the internet. The Network makes sure Profiles eat right ...